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Cong demands special package for drought-hit Jharkhand

PTI  Ranchi, August 05, 2009
First Published: 21:39 IST(5/8/2009) | Last Updated: 21:40 IST(5/8/2009)
Congress on Wednesday demanded a special package for drought-hit Jharkhand and called for effective implementation of welfare schemes in the state.

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Leading a party delegation to Raj Bhavan, Jharkhand PCC president Pradeep Kumar Balmachu apprised Governor K Sankaranarayan of various problems in view of the drought and submitted a memorandum demanding speedy solution to them, a Raj Bhavan release said here.

The memorandum demanded a special package for Jharkhand, which is facing unprecedented drought, and urged the Governor to declare Palamau division, a rain shadow region, as famine-hit.

The Congress also requested the Governor to effectively carry out the public distribution system, NREGA, old-age pension scheme and ensure availability of electricity, drinking water and other welfare projects, the release added.

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